NBA Postseason DFS: Metrics To Exploit -- Western Conference
NBA Postseason DFS: Metrics To Exploit -- Western Conference

Postseason rotations tend to get a lot tighter, but there's still value to be found on each team. Ideally, those plays will match up well with specific weaknesses on the opposition.

The purpose of this two-part series will be to take a bit of a deeper dive into some typically useful DFS metrics and see where there may be exploitable spots that can be attacked with modestly priced players. We reviewed the four Eastern Conference opening-round series in Part 1 and now follow up with an analysis of the Western Conference in Part 2:

Golden State Warriors (1) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (8)

Season series results: Warriors 3, Clippers 1

Notable Clippers metrics/areas to exploit: Seventh-most points in the paint per game allowed (51.1) on the season/second-highest offensive efficiency rating allowed to opposing frontcourts (85.1) and centers (37.0)

Warriors value plays to consider: Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell, F/ Andrew Bogut, C

Looney and Bell played important roles in the frontcourt rotation at different points throughout the season, while Bogut was a late-season addition brought on largely to serve as experienced depth in the postseason. All three could provide sneaky fantasy value during the first round against a Clippers frontcourt that was vulnerable throughout the campaign.

Looney was solid in four games against Los Angeles, averaging 9.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 block across 22.3 minutes. Bell finished the regular season with back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts. Bogut averaged a modest 12.2 minutes during the

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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